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Black Women/White Men: T. .has been added to your Cart. Dr. Eddie Donoghue, who was born in the small Caribbean island of Montserrat, began his higher education at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in January 1974.

Black Women/White Men: T. in Sociology from that institution on December 20, 1982. His dissertation, which was published as is the custom in Sweden, is titled: The Illusion of the Absolute: A Critical Study of the Marxian Concept of Alienation and its Hegelian Origin. He also studied national economics at the Economic Institute, University of Gothenburg. Eddie Donoghue is a recognized scholar.

Black Women/ White Men: The Sexual Eploitation of Female Slaves in the Danish West Indies. Using archival material and other existing sources, this book graphically documents the sexual exploitation of female slaves in holding pens on the West Coast of Africa, on slave ships during the Trans-Atlantic crossing, and on plantations in the Danish West Indies, now known as the United States Virgin Islands.

Us Colored Women Had to Go Though A Plenty": Sexual Exploitation of African-American Slave Women.

com: Black Women/White Men: The Sexual Exploitation of Female Slaves in the Danish West Indies (9781425944056): Edward Donoghue: Books. PBS did a thorough series on this topic: Letters regarding slave women abuse. The Atlanta Black Star, has covered this topic, several times: 10 Horrifying Facts About The Sexual Exploitation of Enslaved Black Women You May Not Know.

book by Eddie Donoghue. In this book, Donoghue successfully demonstrates how under the Danish Slave Codes it was impossible to rape a slave.

Concubine slaves were the only female slaves who commanded a higher price than skilled male slaves. Main article: Plaçage. A print depicting 'comfort women' embarking unwillingly for the Americas. The plaçage system developed from the predominance of white men among early colonial populations, who took women as consorts from Native Americans and enslaved Africans. But this did not stop some white men from taking sexual advantage of black women by using their social positions under the Jim Crow system and white supremacy, or in other parts of the country by ordinary power and wealth dynamics.

The slave owner's exploitation of the black woman's sexuality was one of the most significant factors differentiating .

The slave owner's exploitation of the black woman's sexuality was one of the most significant factors differentiating the experience of slavery for males and females. Slaves exposed for sale. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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Eddie Donoghue, Black Women/White Men: The Sexual Exploitation of Female Slaves in the Danish West Indies (Lawrenceville, NJ: Africa World Press, 2002); Slave Women and Reproduction in Jamaica. Morgan, Slave Women and Reproduction in Jamaica.

White women were active and violent participants in the slave market. They bought, sold, managed and sought the return of enslaved people, in whom they had a vested economic interest. Owning a large number of enslaved people made a woman a better marriage prospect. Once married, white women fought in courts to preserve their legal ownership over enslaved people (as opposed to their husband’s ownership), and often won. For them, slavery was their freedom, Jones-Rogers observes in her book. An illustration of a slave auction, where both white men and women took part. Library of Getty Images.

White men often claimed they were doing Black women a favor by saving them from having sex with Black men who were considered to be animalistic and brutal.

Using archival material and other existing sources, this book graphically documents the sexual exploitation of female slaves in holding pens on the West Coast of Africa, on slave ships during the Trans-Atlantic crossing, and on plantations in the Danish West Indies, now known as the United States Virgin Islands. In this book, Donoghue successfully demonstrates how under the Danish Slave Codes it was impossible to rape a slave. He notes that if a female slave died during her resistance to the sexual advances of any master, her owner was entitled to com-pensation by law. The author further notes that the diminishing slave population near the end of the eighteenth century triggered the development of a comprehensive plan for the breeding of slaves in the Danish West Indian colony. The blueprints included the granting of generous loans to planters to import female slaves of childbearing age. The book also provides compelling evidence that many females resisted exploitation by resorting to abortion, infanticide, poisoning, marronage and suicide.` "The theme is somewhat current, but Dr. Donoghue is on relatively new ground in his extensive exploration of the exploitation of slave women"Sir Howard Fergus, University of the West Indies "Donoghue breaks new ground with this deeply analytical and illuminating exploration of the exploitation of black women," The Daily Observer. "Donoghue shows the reader the true depths of the sexual exploitation of female slaves," The Avis. The Book received the highest rating of five stars by reader-reviewers of Blackwell's Online Bookshop. Eddie Donoghue was born on the small island of Montserrat in the Caribbean and lived for almost twenty years in Sweden. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and is currently a Researcher for the Legislature in the United States Virgin Islands.

Comments: (2)

Iell
I think the title is deceptive. When one sees "Black Women/White Men," one would think of a collaboration. In fact, if black women are mentioned first, one would think that they are leading the dynamic. However, none of this could possibly be said about the legalized rape of enslaved African-descent women. The subtitle is more appropriate; this could have just been called, "The Sexual Exploitation of Female Slaves."

Then again, that assumes that the author had this as a main theme. This book barely covers that theme at all. This book was about the oppression of African slaves, period, one aspect of which is legalized rape. Because sugar cane cultivation involves heavy lifting and uses of dangerous weapons, the slave trade in the Caribbean was highly gendered, and gendered toward men. So naturally, the author talks more of the abuse against slave men, reiterating the silliness of the book's title.

I was expecting this book to talk about the Sally Hemings and Thomas Jeffersons of the Caribbean and I imagine that most readers would imagine the same. However, that history was quickly summarized in one page in the middle of this book. I really think the author gave this book its deceptive title, dare I say it, in order to appear like he's discussing a "sexy" issue.

When I think about colonialism, I usually think of it as solely a British, French, and Spanish phenomenon. So I was intrigued to be reminded that the Danish had empiric aspirations as well. However, this book stated that the Danish were never heavily involved in settling the islands discussed. The Danish West Indies became the American Virgin Islands, so this is Black American history and should be recognized as such, especially for those interested in African-American history like myself.

The book is riddled with spelling errors. I am not sure if that arose due to the author's use of English as a second language or the limited resources of the press that printed this book. The author quotes ad nauseam to limited historians and hisotrical figures. Now, to his credit, maybe little has been written about these islands and their histories. Still, after awhile, it feels like the reader is getting a skewed and strikingly incomplete examination of the topic. The author compares the Danish Caribbean situation to its French counterpart in Saint Domigue (aka Haiti). However, he barely mentions anything about the islands' Spanish-speaking neighbors. Surely this is due to a lack of understanding of Spanish on the author's part. With Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic all in this same area, it seems like a major fallacy to exclude them in a comparative analysis.

I am glad this book exists. However, it is second-rate and I predict that it will disappoint many as I was.
Zargelynd
This is without a doubt the most logical of undercurrents, yet the most hidden aspect of slavery, surely obscured from history, and from the view of most white women. Few stop to think about it, and fewer still want to see the evidences of this reality. Yet, it may well be the essential part of slavery that women need to see because it is consistent with the reality that forms the emotionally charged fear that led to civil rights failures - the fear of retribution by the guilt and shame of men over the centuries of domination that could be the only possible reason for such heightened resistance to economic freedom. The passion not only to protect private stock, but also the possibility that their own women would be subject to such abuses is the only logical explanation of the fear that could have driven the giving of freedom and payment of minimal wages. The economics alone are insufficient to withstand scrutiny of reasons to perpetuate slavery sufficient to sustain a civil war.
Black Women/White Men: The Sexual Exploitation of Female Slaves in the Danish West Indies download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Edward Donoghue
ISBN: 1425944051
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: AuthorHouse (September 11, 2006)
Pages: 280 pages